Using Lua to Write Custom Cost Functions for Aimsun Next

Lua is a lightweight scripting language that allows users to write custom cost functions while also enabling faster run times for complex models. In this month’s technical note, Tessa Hayman explains how Lua differs from Python and the benefits it can bring to your Aimsun Next models.

AITPM 2024

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ITS Australia

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Using Aimsun Next with a subscription-based license

Paolo Rinelli explains how our new customer portal and subscription-based licensing bring Aimsun Next users great benefits in terms of administrative efficiency, remote desktop, cloud computing and security.

Community-aware transport management

Mónica Domínguez, a data scientist at Aimsun, explains the paradigm shift from individual to community-aware transport solutions and how this has guided development of cooperative transport management strategies in the FRONTIER research project.

Aimsun wins ISO 9001 certification

May, 2024: Following a successful external audit, we are proud to announce that the Aimsun S.L. management system is now certified in quality.

New release: Aimsun Next 24!

April, 2024: The latest version of Aimsun Next mobility modeling software is out now! It not only brings new software features, but also marks the launch of a customer portal and subscription-based licenses.

Data alone is not enough

The FRONTIER research project uses simulation, data analysis and prediction to test cooperative traffic management solutions in various cities across Europe

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Cite Aimsun Next

Aimsun Next 24

Aimsun (2024). Aimsun Next 24 User’s Manual, Aimsun Next Version 24.0.0, Barcelona, Spain. Accessed on: April. 16, 2024. [Online].


Aimsun Next 24

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Aimsun Next 24

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